Kugelhopf is a soft and fluffy bread, where usually sweet is filled inside. But today we are going to see the savoury version. It is too good to have it as a dinner with some soup. Bread hating ,my husband , enjoyed this kugelhopf and Rohith thoroughly enjoyed these. I am thankfull for myf riends Saraswathi Tharagaram and Shobana for giving these wonderful challenges. The stpe by step pictures ,will help you in preparing the bread easily.
For The Dough:
1. All-purpose flour 1.5 cup
2. Instant yeast 1 tsp.
3. Warm Milk 6 tbsp.
4. Curd 2 tbsp. whisked and at room temp
5. Unsalted Butter softened 2 ½ tbsp.
6. Oil 1 tbsp.
7. Sugar 1 tbsp.
8. Salt 1/2 tsp.
For The Filling:
1. Cheddar cheese 50 g , I used Gouda cheese slices and Parmesan Cheese
2. 1 medium onion, chopped into small cubes
3. 1red bell pepper, chopped into small cubes
4. 1 green bell pepper ,cubed .
5. 1 tomato, deseeded, cut into small cubes
6. 1 tsp. Chilly flakes
7. ½ tsp. freshly ground black peppercorns
8. Salt to taste
9. Oil as needed
10. 1 tsp.Thyme or any herb seasoning
Knead the dough for 4 to 5 minutes if using ur hand, else 2 minutes on the mixer to form a shiny and a smooth dough. Cover and keep it in a warm place for an hour to let them raise double in size. Mine took 1 hour exactly.
While the dough is proofing , work on the filling. Chop the vegetables. De seed the tomato.
By , now the dough would have doubled in size. Here is the proofed dough, it took me 1 hour for the proofing. Just deflate the dough ,for the air to escape. Place them on the counter ,which has been dusted with flour.
Take a rolling pin and roll them into , 1/2 inch rectangle as in picture.
Here is the rolled log.
Now again, knead the log. The idea is to incorporate the filling evenly all over. Again make it a log. (FYI , at this point of time, our filling may come out of the log. Don't get panick, just sprinkle them on top of the log after placing them in the pan , like a pizza.) Now the dough will be too sticky, don't worry , it will be allright. Don't try to add any extra flour.
Now place the log in a pan or bundt pan. Let it sit in a warm place for the second proofing. It took me around 30 minutes for the second rise.
Preheat the oven for 5 minutes at 200 degree C/ 392 degree F.Bake the kugelhopf for 30 minutes. Cool it on a wire rack for 10 minutes and then remove it from the pan. Most delicious savoury bread is ready for your dinner :)